Blu-ray, DVD Release: Sundays and Cybèle

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Sept. 30, 2014
Price: DVD $29.95, Blu-ray $39.95
Studio: Criterion


Sundays and Cybele movie scene

Hardy Kruger and Nicole Courcel in Sundays and Cybele.

In French director Serge Bourgignon’s provocative 1962 drama Sundays and Cybèle, a psychologically damaged war veteran (Hardy Kruger) and a neglected child (Nicole Courcel) begin a startlingly intimate friendship—one that ultimately ignites the suspicion and anger of his friends and neighbors in suburban Paris.

Bourguignon’s film makes thoughtful, humane drama out of potentially incendiary subject matter, and with the help of the sensitive cinematography of Henri Decaë (The 400 Blows) and a delicate score by Maurice Jarre (Lawrence of Arabia), Sundays and Cybèle becomes a stirring contemplation of an alliance between two troubled souls.

Presented in French with English subtitles, Criterion’s Blu-ray and DVD editions of the film include the following:

• New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
• New interviews with director Serge Bourguignon and actor Patricia Gozzi
• Le sourire (1960), Bourguignon’s Palme d’Or–winning short documentary
• Trailer
• New English subtitle translation
• An essay by critic Ginette Vincendeau

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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.